In AX2012 R3 there was a lot of new fields added to the released item to add extra sales order processing control and item control. This is one a colleague asked me about the other day and I hadn’t had a chance to test these fields out so you might find them useful. On the released item there are 3 new fields the sell start date, sell end date and ship start date. These allow you to control when a product can be sold. For example it might be a seasonal item or it’s an item that is marketed to released on a specific date so you don’t want to take orders until it’s available. This is a quick walk through of these new fields sell start and end.